Update from the Border: 11 March 08

Update: Darfur refugees who have been waiting for three weeks at the border of Chad-Sudan are being relocated to existing refugee camps near Guereda. When we were last visiting our friends, Adam, Yakoub, and Fatne in Kounougo, there were 16,188 residents. Mile held 13,500. Together there is room for no more than 10,000 more of their brother and sisters in these camps. Although the trip to the border is a dangerous one, many still continue to arrive as IDPs in West Darfur have been under continued attack since February 8th. Now more than ever, we need to stand with our Darfuri friends. Please join with many others in asking Bush to STOP this violence.

Katie-Jay keeps i-ACT running on several levels. Much of her work entails coordinating partnerships with other grassroots organizations and implementing the campaigns developed by Gabriel and seeing through the details. She graduated from Portland State University with a BA in Sociology and a focus on Community Development. She has previously worked as a community organizer in Thailand, Guatemala, and with grassroots organizations across the United States.

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